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Instructional Design and Technology - 2012-2013

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Chairperson: Hoyet Hemphill
Graduate Committee Chairperson: Leaunda Hemphill
Office: Horrabin Hall 47
Telephone: (309) 298-1952
E-mail: IDT@wiu.edu
Website: wiu.edu/idt
Location of Program Offering: Macomb and internet

Program Description

The Department of Instructional Design and Technology offers certificate programs in a variety of areas.   The certificate programs combine up-to-date knowledge with practical applications and individualized experiences. The aim of the certificate programs is to facilitate professional growth in technology and related abilities in problem-solving and systematic planning.

No transfer of credit is accepted into the certificate plan. Additionally, students must have access to the internet, including email capability, fax facilities, and have advanced computer skills.

Courses taken while working on this certificate can be counted as elective hours toward a Master of Science Degree in Instructional Design and Technology. Students who wish to pursue this option while working on the certificate should state such intention in their program so they can receive proper advising.

Applicants for the state-approved Technology Specialist Certificate must meet the following conditions:

1. Must have completed a state-approved teacher education program and hold a teaching certificate/license.
2. Must show evidence of meeting the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T) by submitting a self-assessment of competencies.

Applicants for the state Technology Specialist Certificate should also be aware of the following:

1. Applicants who lack basic competencies in microcomputer application software may be required to take IDT 503.
2. Applicants to the Technology Specialist emphasis who have identified NETS-T deficiencies may be required to take IDT 504, or they may be required to complete a faculty approved plan of selected professional development activities.
3. Completion of the Technology Specialist Certificate does not automatically lead to an Illinois State Board of Education Technology Specialist (Type 10) licensure. Questions concerning this licensure should be directed to the IDT graduate advisor.

Certificate Requirements

Instructional Design and Technology: Distance Learning

IDT 510 Principles of Instructional Design: 3 s.h.
IDT 515 Telecommunications and Distance Learning: 3 s.h.
IDT 516 Internet Resources for Education and Training: 3 s.h.
IDT 538 Imaging Technology: 3 s.h.
IDT 545 Instructional Web Development: 3 s.h.

TOTAL: 15 s.h.

Instructional Design and Technology: Educational Technology Specialist

IDT 505 Foundations of Instructional Technology: 3 s.h
IDT 510 Principles of Instructional Design: 3 s.h.
IDT 517 Classroom Integration of the Internet and Multimedia: 3 s.h.
IDT 529 Integration of Computer-Based Technology in Schools: 3 s.h.
IDT 534 Technology Issues and Professional Development for Educators: 3 s.h.
IDT 539 Hardware, Operating Systems, and Networking in the Schools: 3 s.h.
IDT 595 Technology Planning and Research: 3 s.h.
EIS 500 Research Methods: 3 s.h.

TOTAL: 24 s.h.

Instructional Design and Technology: Graphics Applications

IDT 510 Principles of Instructional Design: 3 s.h.
IDT 530 Graphic Applications in Training: 3 s.h.
IDT 535 Photographic Applications in Training: 3 s.h. 
IDT 538 Imaging Technology: 3 s.h.
IDT 540 Interactive Multimedia Development: 3 s.h.

TOTAL: 15 s.h.

Instructional Design and Technology: Multimedia

IDT 510 Principles of Instructional Design: 3 s.h.
IDT 536 Video Production for Multimedia: 3 s.h.
IDT 538 Imaging Technology: 3 s.h.
IDT 540 Interactive Multimedia Development:  3 s.h.
IDT 541 Advanced Interactive Multimedia:  3 s.h.

TOTAL 15 s.h.

Instructional Design and Technology: Technology Integration in Education

IDT 505 Foundations of Instructional Technology: 3 s.h.
IDT 510 Principles of Instructional Design.: 3 s.h.
IDT 516 Internet Resources for Education and Training: 3 s.h.
IDT 529 Integration of Computer-Based Technology in Schools: 3 s.h.
IDT 534 Issues in Instructional Technology: 3 s.h.

TOTAL: 15 s.h.

Instructional Design and Technology: Training Development

IDT 510 Principles of Instructional Design: 3 s.h.
IDT 530 Graphic Applications in Training: 3 s.h.
IDT 540 Interactive Multimedia Development: 3 s.h.
IDT 550 Advanced Instructional Design: 3 s.h.
IDT 565 Management of Instructional Technology: 3 s.h.

TOTAL: 15 s.h.

Course Descriptions

Instructional Design and Technology (IDT)

505 Foundations of Instructional Technology. (3) (On-line course only) Introductory survey of the field of Instructional Technology. Upon completion students will be able to: (1) communicate about the field’s terminology, history, accomplishment and issues; (2) describe the advantages, disadvantages, characteristics, and critical attributes of various instructional media; and (3) critically evaluate the foundations in instructional technology.

510 Principles of Instructional Design. (3) (On-line course only) Develop knowledge and skills in systematic analysis of the teaching‑learning process using an instructional design approach. Study and application of instructional design theories and models.

515 Telecommunications and Distance Learning. (3) (On-line course only)Examines a variety of telecommunications systems used for distance learning and the challenges surrounding their selection and application. Emphasis is on the effective design, development, and delivery of instructional strategies for distance learning environments. Prerequisite: IDT 505 or 510.

516 Internet Resources for Education and Training. (3) (On-line course only) Focuses on developing skills in utilizing electronic mail; and World Wide Web browsers to locate, download, and integrate Internet resources. Opportunities for students to develop Web pages and discuss issues and challenges surrounding the use of the Internet. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of computers.

517 Classroom Integration of the Internet and Multimedia. (3) (On-line course only) Focuses on effectively integrating Internet technologies and multimedia into curricular material. Prerequisite: IDT 504, evidence of meeting the National Educational Technology Standard for Teachers, or permission of instructor/department chair.

529 Integration of Computer-Based Technology in Schools. (3) (On-line course only)Focus on the integration of technologies in the classroom. This course provides opportunities for direct application of knowledge and competencies acquired in prerequisite course work.

530 Graphics Applications in Education and Training. (3) (On-line course only) Survey of imaging-related applications such as image editing, 3D modeling, movie editing and special effects software. Course materials cost required.

534 Issues in Instructional Technology. (3) (On-line course only) Provides students with opportunities for further professional growth in instructional technology through exploring contemporary issues in K-12 school settings.

535 Photographic Applications in Education and Training. (3) Production techniques such as still camera handling, basic darkroom skills, and color slide presentations, and the use of photographic images in microcomputer-based multimedia will be explored. Course materials cost required.

536 Video Production for Multimedia. (3) Emphasizes digital video production techniques such as video camera handling, lighting techniques, special effects, and desktop video editing for use in computer-based multimedia.

538 Imaging Technology. (3) (Online course on rotating basis) Study of imagery as a language of communication. Provides practical experiences in digital and electronic still images and nonverbal messages. Students will produce electronic images to be incorporated into educational products. Course materials cost required.

539 Hardware, Operating Systems, and Networking in the Schools. (3) (On-line course only) Plan for, design, use, and evaluate computer hardware and software, operating systems, and networking for educational settings. Prerequisites: IDT 504 or evidence of meeting the National Education Technology Standards for Teachers, or permission of instructor/department chair.

540 Interactive Multimedia Development. (3) Basic principles of design and development of interactive instructional computer applications. Students will complete several projects utilizing a representative multimedia authoring tool and will create prototype instructional software. Course materials cost required.

541 Advanced Interactive Multimedia. (3) Advanced skills in development of media, efficient software design, and application of instructional design principles to deliver computer-based multimedia. Students will perform a series of exercises and continue development of refined multimedia products. Course materials cost required. Prerequisite: IDT 540.

545 Instructional Web Development. (3) (Online course on rotating basis) Development of web-based instruction and the application of current commercial products for web-based course delivery. Deals with HTML authoring and adapting graphics and movies for web-based delivery. Course materials cost required. Prerequisite: IDT 515.

550 Advanced Instructional Design. (3) Design, develop, and evaluate an instructional system. Using the knowledge of instruction design, students will develop a mini-instructional system. Prerequisite: IDT 510.

565 Management of Instructional Technology. (3) Emphasis is given to project management, assessment of instructional needs, coordinating instructional design and production of instructional materials and projects, and identifying resource needs and allocation. Prerequisite: IDT 505 or 510.

595 Technology, Planning and Research. (3) (On-line course only) Emphasis on the planning, leadership, and evaluation of technology integration in the schools. Provides students with the opportunity to apply theories and techniques of educational technology through on-site field experiences. Prerequisites: EIS 500, IDT 510, IDT 529, IDT 534, IDT 539, or permission of instructor/department chair.